Trooper Leslie Luxton was a member of the Waikato 4th Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles when he departed with the Main Body of the NZEF on October 14th 1914. The Auckland Mounted Rifles WAR DIARY on Gallipoli records his wounding
30th May 1915 Plugges Plateau. Sunday, Fine. Quiet – 13/428 Lieut. F.J. WEIR and No. 13/765 L/Cpl M. Innes-Jones is wounded by spent bullet and Shrapnel respectively. No. 13/426 Tpr. W.H. T. Parkes is also wounded by spent bullet. 13/662 Tpr. C. Basley is also wounded. 13/209 Tpr. A.D. McLeod wounded, also 13/381 Tpr. L.W. Luxton.